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Weekend Market Picks November 5 & 6, 2016: The Gift of Bakelite

Sheila Strong Sells An Amazing Array of Bakelite Jewelry on Bleecker Street

Sheila Strong Sells An Amazing Array of Bakelite Jewelry on Bleecker Street

Happy Marathon Weekend! We saw the fireworks kicking off the festivities in Central Park, and the flags of all nations line the street up to the finish line already! We’ll be cheering at Mile 23 on Sunday, so let me know if you’re running, and I’ll follow you on the fabulous NYRR Marathon app.

This weekend is filled with wonderful market events too! It’s a great time of year for visiting food markets with your friends, and getting jump started with your holiday shopping from talented handmade artisans and vintage purveyors, like my friend Sheila Strong, who never fails to have irresistible Bakelite designs at the Bleecker Street Artisan & Flea Market every Saturday and Sunday on Bleecker between Leroy and Carmine Streets.

Enjoy the beautiful fall weather!

Weekend Market Picks

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Down To Earth Chelsea Farmers Market: Believe it or not, West Chelsea is a bit of a food desert. So the Saturday farmers market has become a beloved institution for the neighborhood. It is quite a beautiful market too, and filled with delicious fresh produce, as well as food products, such as pasta sauces, olive oils. baked goods, and spirits! 9AM – 4PM, Sidewalk on the North side of 23rd Street, East of 9th Avenue, Manhattan

Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket: I do think this market is one of the most picturesque in the city. Situated at the entrance to Prospect Park and near the beautiful Grand Army Plaza Arch, this large farmers market attracts neighbors from near and far, and I guarantee you will meet some of the sweetest, cutest dogs in Brooklyn here. 8AM – 4PM, Prospect Park West & Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn

Ridgewood Night Market: This is the time of year when you want to hang out with your friends in the evening at some cozy spot for drinks and a nosh, and this night market is filled with very cool artisan and vintage vendors too! Beers, food, pastries, and holiday shopping (or just regular shopping, you know, for yourself). 5PM – 11PM, Gottscheer Hall, 657 Fairview Avenue, Queens

Saturday & Sunday, November 5 & 6, 2016

Brooklyn Flea & Smorgasburg Indoors: The Flea and Smorgasburg are now both indoors all weekend long for the winter season. I’m excited to see them back in the beautiful lobby and passageways of Skylight One Hanson, the tallest building in Brooklyn (at least I think it still is!). See this story for all the details! ($1 entry) 10AM – 6PM, One Hanson Place, Brooklyn

Bryant Park Holiday Shops and Winter Village: Yup! The Holiday Market Season is here! Check out the revamped shops lineup in the beautiful Bryant Park Holiday Shops. I was hoping for twinkly lights (what’s a holiday market without them?), and sure enough, we have twinkly lights! And lots of great new food vendors too! Open daily 11AM – 8PM, Bryant Park, between 4th and 42nd Streets & 5th and 6th Avenues, Manhattan

Chelsea Flea Market: One of Manhattan’s longest-running flea and antiques markets, the Chelsea Flea brings high quality vintage clothing, jewelry, decor, art, books, and so many indescribable and wonderful things. It’s also the market that opens earlier than all the others for the serious treasure hunters!  ($1 entry) 6:30AM – 6PM, West 25th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue, Manhattan

Food Porn Fest:  I’ve been looking forward to this event since I first heard about it! Hosted by the owners of SHWICK markets, FoodPornFest promises to be a brilliant festival of incredible things to eat from all around the world, and all made right here in New York City! 11AM – 7PM, 395 Johnson Avenue, Brooklyn

PS 321 Park Slope Flea Market: This market has been a neighborhood haunt for many years. It has enjoyed a new energy over the past year or so. It’s not the biggest market, but it certainly holds some real treasures if you take the time to stroll through and look carefully! 10AM – 6PM, PS 321 Playground, 180 7th Avenue, Brooklyn

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Internet Yami-ichi NY2I’m not 100% clear on what this event is, but it sure looks like fun. Something about a flea market “where people gather and exchange ‘internet-ish’ things in real life.” It’s originally from Tokyo, and it has gone around the world. So let’s go find out what it’s all about! 12PM –  6PM, Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Avenue, Queens

Vegan Market at the Market Hotel: Any place where my vegan and vegetarian friends can safely relax and enjoy diverse and delicious foods is a winner in my book! Looks like they have a great lineup of sweets and savories for us on Sunday! 12PM – 6PM, Market Hotel, 1140 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn

~Karen Seiger, Markets of New York City



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